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Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 5, 2019






 
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 10:a.m.  Free! 

African Violet Display and Sale: Michigan State African Violet Society.

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Display and Sale
Free leaf propagation workshop at 10:45 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road. Free. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net. [map]



 7:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Coffee": Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Every Sat. All invited to drive their classic or interesting car to the cafe and discuss it with other car enthusiasts.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues., 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson.). and a light-jog training session for Running Fit's Holiday Hustle on Dec. 14 (Thurs. through Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson). Snacks. Snow or shine. Call for holiday hours.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 8:30 a.m.-noon 

"Mom 2 Mom Sale": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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Huge sale of used kids clothing, gear, toys, books, and more. Early bird admission available at 8:30 a.m. ($2). Concessions.
8:30 a.m.-noon, Saline Rec Center gym, 1866 Woodland Dr. E. (south of Textile, east of N. Maple), Saline. $1 admission. 429-3502. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept. & Oct.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

21st Annual Jam Contest & Tasting: Downtown Home & Garden.

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All invited to taste and vote on homemade jams submitted by customers. Freshly toasted Zingerman's bread provided. Prizes. Anyone can compete; entries must be submitted at the store by 6 p.m. on Oct. 4.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

African Violet Show and Sale: Michigan State African Violet Society.

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Show and sale of African violets, other gesneriads, terrariums, and fairy garden plants. Also, a presentation on leaf propagation at 10:45 a.m.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net, 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Apple Festival: Apple Playschools.

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Celebrate fall with apple races, sculptures, art, games, music, treats and more. Help make applesauce or try out our apple launcher. Event is free. Small fee for snacks and cider.
Green Apple Garden Lower School, 2664 Miller Road. Free. Donation. amanda@appleplayschools.org http://www.appleplayschools.org/apple-fest.html [map]



 10 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 a.m. 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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Oct. 5 & 26. One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m. (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. $15 to race ($25 with a rental car). (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Woodcarving Show.

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Show and sale of wood art by more than 40 artists. Also, a sale of carving supplies, a pumpkin carving demo, a raffle of carved pumpkins, carving instruction for beginners, and door prizes. Food available.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. $3 admission (kids age 11 & under, free). 476-3441. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Dec. 15 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"26th Annual Apple Daze": Dexter Lions Club.

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A popular classic car show (awards at 3 p.m.), craft booths, kids games (with prizes), a bounce house, hayrides to the Dexter Cider Mill, and more. Also, an apple pie eating contest (2:30 p.m.), and a scarecrow decorating contest (awards at 3:30 p.m.). Live entertainment at the gazebo TBA. Pizza, ice cream, candy apples, cider, and other goodies available.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monument Park, downtown Dexter. Free admission. Contact Dennis Berry at 424-0687 to enter the car show. Info: 502-4257. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Apple Festival": Apple Playschoo.

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Apple races, apple sculpting and other art activities, games, music, & more. Snacks & cider available.
Green Apple Garden Playschool, 2664 Miller. Free. appleplayschools.org. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Fall Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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Oct. 4-6: "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse" (Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey, 2018). Animation about spidermen from various dimensions.

Oct. 10-13: "A Dog's Journey" (Gail Mancuso, 2019). A dog finds the meaning of his own existence in the lives of the humans he meets.

Oct. 18-20: "The Grinch" (Yarrow Cheney & Scott Mosier, 2018). Animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's Christmas classic.

Oct. 25-27: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (Ari Sandel, 2018). Adventure-comedy about a ventriloquist's dummy come to life.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (GQT Rewards members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local music teacher Momo Kajiwara tells stories and sings songs in Japanese. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Michigan's School Funding Crisis": Western Washtenaw Democrats.

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Panel discussion with MSU education policy professor David Arsen, 482Forward education organizing network (Detroit) operations director Jamilla Martin, Ann Arbor Education Association president Fred Klein, and local state representative Donna Lasinski.
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw. Free. 879-0556. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps available ($1). Food available.
6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $10 (kids ages 5-12, $7; age 4 & under, free). Blastcornmaze.com. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Rugby vs. Ohio State (B-Side).

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Mitchell Field, south side of Fuller. Free. www.umwrfc.com.


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon-4:40 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Oct. 5 & 12 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided. Oct. 5 & 26 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery. Oct. 19 (9-11 a.m.): "Hike to Hickory Hills." A 5-mile hike over rugged terrain that follows glacial topography through an old golf course, beside Crooked Lake, and along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Oct. 26 (10 & 11 a.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 recreation passport required for vehicle entry ($16 at the gate). 475-3170.


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Rugby vs. Michiana.

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The U-M city team (which includes townies as well as U-M grad students, faculty, and staff) plays this Midwest Rugby Union rival from Elkhart (IN).
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt. Free. president@michiganrugby.org. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Copper Wire Jewelry": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows how to make simple wire-wrapped jewelry using copper wire. Supplies provided.
AADL Traverwood Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Feminist Futures: Art, Design, & Activism Event Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Kick-off party for this new event series featuring readings of texts on feminism, queerness, and gender by Audre Lord, Wu Tsang, and others. Also, Detroit-based multimedia artist Arturo Herrera performs a restaging of Faith Wilding's 1974 performance of her poem "Waiting." DJ & refreshments.
Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; preregistration requested at stamps.umich.edu/calendar. 936-0671. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Professor Ray: Spooky Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Professor Frank N. Stein leads Halloween-themed hands-on science activities.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular museum admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 2-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Unity Culture Fest": Unity Vibration.

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We have so many things to Celebrate at Unity, including a soon to be released new look, and some awesome updates to our Tasting Room. Celebrations are always better with friends, so we invited some of our favorite folks out to join the party.
Enjoy live music from Blockhouse Valley, Jake Maltby, Anna Lee's Co, Jen Whaley, and Paul's Big Radio. A brand new art installation from local artist, Lorena Ganser. Food from our favorite local vendors. And most importantly Kombucha from us and our friends at Boochy Mama, Bloom Ferments and Sacred Springs!
Admission will be free, there will be parking available across the street for $5. We ask that everyone utilize the cross walk a block down from our parking lot to ensure safety while crossing the very busy Ecorse Rd.
After Party begins in the tasting room at 8pm with Paul's Big Radio.
Unity Vibration, 93 Ecorse rd, Ypsilanti. Free. tommy@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/623503981505756/ [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey vs. Appalachian State.

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Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow Your Nose in the Great Outdoors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, leads a nature walk to learn "scent mapping," a sensory evaluation technique used in the perfume industry. Tastings of seasonal foraged edibles, including American persimmons, autumn olive jam, birch bark syrup, and Mohawk red corn.
County Farm Park Pavilion (by the kiosk & playground), 2230 Platt Rd. Space limited; preregistration required (email name, phone, and chosen date to registrations@aadl.org). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Fun Home": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 13. This local professional theater company performs Jeanine Tesori and (Ann Arbor native) Lisa Kron's 2013 Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel's poignant graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home, the discovery of her sexuality, and her relationship with her closeted gay father. The music "has the interrogative restlessness of thought in pursuit of certainty, and the ambivalent mix of anger and affection that pervades our relationships with our nearest and dearest," says New York Times critic Ben Brantley. "There's a delicate dissonance in the multiple-part songs, which are all the more affecting for their implicit yearning for harmony."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Mythology" (Oct. 5), a kid-friendly tour (Oct. 12), a tour of the current exhibit Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile (Oct. 19), and "Archaeology" (Oct. 26).
Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sharpie Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to decorate a canvas, coaster, piece of foil, or another item with colored markers. Materials provided.
AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 3-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Holy Bones Halloween Market and Creative Bizarre": Holy Bones Festival.

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The Ypsilanti Performance Space, 218 N. Adams Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. summon@holybones.net holybones.net [map]



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Irish Traditional Jam Session: Seitz's Tavern.

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All acoustic musicians invited to play traditional Irish music. Spectators welcome.
3-5 p.m., 110 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 475-7475. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Oct. 5 & 19. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them. The band hosts a similar jam Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., at the Ypsi Alehouse (124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti).
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
Oz's, 1920 Packard. $20 per family (free for first timers). 662-8283. [map]


 3:50, 7:20, & 10:10 p.m. 

"Ad Astra": State Theatre.

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(James Gray, 2019). Adventure film about a space explorer on a mission to recover his missing father's prior expedition. Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 7, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Downton Abbey": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Michael Engler's 2019 film adaptation of the hugely popular PBS series about the the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Down the River Unto the Sea": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Walter Mosley's 2018 crime novel about an NYPD investigator framed for assault who ends up on Rikers Island. After he's released, he tries to track down his enemies.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"IT Chapter Two": State Theatre.

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(Andy Muschetti, 2019). Horror sequel set 27 years after the original, where a group of misfit kids battle a killer supernatural clown.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 6:50, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Judy": Michigan Theater.

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(Rupert Goold, 2019). Biopic starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland 30 years after The Wizard of Oz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:45 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": State Theater.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45, 7:20, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Janice Engel, 2019). Documentary about the celebrated Texan political columnist who took on good-ol'-boy southern politics.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Palimpsests of Ruins: Between Armenian and Kurdish Histories in Anatolia": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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U-M Manoogian fellow Anoush Tamar Suni discusses the overlapping histories of the Armenian and Kurdish communities in the Van region of southwest Anatolia.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0622. [map]


 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Candlelight Dinner Concert with Larry Sumner": Lone Oak Vineyard.

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Larry Sumner is an incredibly talented young musician who first came to Lone Oak by playing on the deck last summer. We were so impressed with this performer, we wanted to share his performance with our dinner concert patrons.
Larry Roy Sumner Jr.is singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from Jackson, MI and working out of Detroit, MI. He has been singing and performing for 20 years despite only being 23 years old. While signed with Crew Records, his debut single "If I Knew Then" went to No. 1 on the Independent Soul Chart in both the U.K. and the West Indies. It can be found on his soon-to-be-released album, "Round 1".
He will be accompanied on this night, by Brianna Jennett and Gregory Crump. Please come out and support these young musicians - you will not be disappointed! Just 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call now to reserve your seats before it is sold out! Ticket price includes dinner and show. Menu: BBQ Ribs or Cornish Hen
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd. $25. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph: Silvio's Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria.

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SILVIO's ORGANIC RISTORANTE e PIZZERIA
K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Singer whose music is heard around the world on 52 independent radio programs in 15 countries and UK syndicated television, Returns to one of his favorite hometown venues ~ Silvio's!
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A solo artist, Michael, brings his unique, lyrical soundscapes to this classic Italian ristorante!
Michael is excited to return to Silvio's after winning (9) Top10 music awards from the members of Radio Indie Alliance. His Spotify fans number over 4,000 with 95,500 'plays' to his credit.
K Michael Joseph is a recognized artist in air time markets that include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC; Plus Italy, Netherlands the UK and many other around-the-world radio markets.
"Date Night"? If you're thinking of sipping good wine and looking into the eyes of Your Love on a Saturday Night, come to Silvio's and meet the musician who is taking A2 out to the music world!
Silvio's Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria, 715 N. University Ave. Free. (734) 218-3313. michaelJ@kmichaelJoseph.com www.kmichaeljoseph.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph Sings for Silvio's Saturday Night Set: Silvio's Organic Ristorante y Pizzeria.

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Singer ~ Entertainer, K Michael Joseph, of Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti, whose music is heard around the world on 52 independent radio programs in 15 countries and UK syndicated television, Returns to one of his favorite hometown venues ~ Silvio's!
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A solo artist, Michael, brings his unique, lyrical soundscapes to this classic Italian ristorante!
Michael is excited to return to Silvio's after winning (9) Top10 music awards from the members of Radio Indie Alliance. His Spotify fans number over 4,000 with 95,500 'plays' to his credit.
K Michael Joseph is a recognized artist in air time markets that include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC; Plus Italy, Netherlands the UK and many other around-the-world radio markets.
"Date Night"? If you're thinking of sipping good wine and looking into the eyes of Your Love THIS Saturday Night, come to Silvio's and meet the musician who is taking A2 out to the music world!
Silvio's Organic Ristorante y Pizzeria, 715 N. University Ave. Free. (734) 218-3313. MichaelJ@kMichaelJoseph.com www.Kmichaeljoseph.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

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(Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975). Wacky Brits present their skewed version of the legend of King Arthur and his knights.
State Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org. 668-TIME.


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Adam Degi: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 3-5. This Grand Rapids comedian is known for riffs, rants, and unfiltered observational humor that make it difficult to tell whether he's telling a well-written joke or just getting something off his chest. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri.-Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri.-Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


 8 p.m 

"Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Join the Roustabout Theatre Troupe as we end the 2019 season with a world premiere by Joseph Zettelmaier.
In 2017, Joe began a journey across his home state. He set about to collect a wide variety of ghost stories and true otherworldly encounters by Michiganders from Milan to Marquette. From these stories came a theatrical piece, weaving tales of the supernatural with our narrator's attempt to answer the question that has haunted so many of us: Do you believe in ghosts?
Directed by Anna Simmons.
Starring Julia Garlotte, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolascz, and Allison Megroet.
Set Design by Jen Maiseloff. Lighting Design by Dustin Miller. Sound and Projections by Will Myers. Costume Design by Josie Lapczynski.
Performances:
Preview Thursday at 7:30pm - October 3rd
Fridays at 8pm - October 4th, 11th, and 18th
Saturdays at 8pm - October 5th, 12th, and 19th
Sundays at 2pm - October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Tickets: $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60
YES- Ypsi Experimental Space, 8 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $24 for adults, $15 for students, $22 for seniors over 60.. 7346810112. info@roustabouttheatre.com https://roustabout.brownpapertickets.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

Amy Petty: Rancho Tranquilico.

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Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter whose style is described as "a cross between Sarah McLachlan's airy balladry and Sade's smouldering soul" by a MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA) reviewer.
8 p.m., Rancho Tranquilico barn, 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Parking is in neighboring Ruhlig's Farm driveway. $15 in advance at brownpapertickets.com (search for "Amy Petty House Concert"). blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas ($5) on Mondays (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $10 (students, $5). matctango@umich.edu. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Old Salt Union: The Ark.

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Newgrass and Americana string band from Belleville (IL). Their 2019 album, Where the Dogs Don't Bite, has been praised for telling unusual stories and branching out from folk and bluegrass tropes.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m  Free! 

String Quartet Recital: U-M School of Music.

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U-M music majors perform works TBA.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Admissions": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 13. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of NYC playwright Joshua Harmon's 2018 satire about a progressive white couple whose proud legacy of diversifying the mostly white boarding school at which they work is challenged when their high-achieving son doesn't get in to Yale, while his quarter-black best friend, with worse grades, does. An exploration of the hypocrisy of liberals who want to promote diversity without giving up any power or privilege, the play is praised by a New York Times critic as "an extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire-of the left, by the left, for the left-for today." Cast: Joe Bailey, Sarah Burcon, Diane Hill, Jeremy Kucharek, and Cynthia Szczesny.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Bach & Gira": Grupo Corpo (University Musical Society).

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Oct. 5 & 6. This acclaimed 21-member Brazilian dance troupe combines the fluidity of modern dance and the technical finesse of ballet with African rhythms and elements of Brazilian samba and martial arts to create a vivid, visceral choreography that's both earthy and sophisticated. Program: Company choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras's 1996 high-energy Bach, a tribute to the Baroque composer featuring regal stage colors and dancers hanging from suspended organ pipes. Pederneira's 2017 Gira, a work inspired by religious rituals, includes pulsating, sexy synchronized ballet-like dancing.
Power Center. Tickets $36-$68 (students, $12-$20) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Forte Factory": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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The Pointless musical improv team performs an improvised one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Oct. 3-6, 11-13, & 18-20. Anna Simmons directs local actors in the world premiere of local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's new play based on ghost stories he collected from around the state. The vignettes are connected by a narrator attempting to answer the question, "Do you believe in ghosts?" Cast: Julia Garlotte, Dan Johnson, Alysia Kolasczk, and Allison Megroet.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]



 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local groups, including Pointless's resident company the League of Pointless Improvisers. The Oct. 11 & 18 shows feature sets by This Is a Quiz; the Oct. 25 show features "Spooky Campfire Stories."
Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Red Eye Theater": U-M Residential College Players.

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RC students present 2 original plays that they conceived, wrote, and rehearsed within the past 24 hours.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sense & Sensibility": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs-Sun., Oct. 3-Oct. 13. Professor Priscilla Lindsay directs Kate Hamill's 2014 feminist adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel that New York Times drama critic Ben Brantley calls an "enchanting romp of a play" that "expands and magnifies Austen's delicate comic worldview without cracking a single teacup." When their family estate is inherited by a half-brother, 3 adolescent sisters must suddenly navigate adulthood and care for their newly widowed mother on their own.
Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $30, (students, $13) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Odd Couple": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6. Kristen Miller directs Neil Simon's vintage comedy about 2 men-one a fussy neatnik, the other a free-spirited slob-who find themselves living together after their wives throw them out. Within 2 weeks, the tension between fastidiousness and slovenliness builds to a perilous peak. This production casts the duo as 2 women on Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 & 6.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15. 971-2228. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Stormy Chromer, Biomassive, RADO: The Blind Pig.

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Stormy Chromer returns to their home turf this Fall on Saturday, October 5th! Joining them will be Traverse City based jamtronica sextet Biomassive and Denver, CO based improvisational rock band RADO.
DOORS @ 8:30 PM // $10
The Blind Pig. $10. (734) 996-8555.


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Oct. 5 & 19. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9 p.m. 

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail": State Theatre.

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(Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975). Wacky Brits present their skewed version of the legend of King Arthur and his knights.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 10 p.m. 

"Night of the Living Dead": State Theatre.

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(George Romero, 1968). Legendary horror film.
State Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org. 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Local ensemble led by guitarist Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer

Popular local progressive jam-rock quartet. Openers: Biomassive, a Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and covers of the Grateful Dead, and RADO, a Denver-based improvisational rock band. $10. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear

Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk-rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey." [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: K Michael Joseph

Local singer-songwriter whose music is an acoustic blend of electropop, nu jazz, and electro-acoustic ambient music. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Toddyssey

Local psychedelic funk quartet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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